Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Blog Hop⎪The Good Life *Citrus Twist Kits + The Crafter's Workshop*

Citrus Twist Kits is teaming with The Crafter's Workshop this month for a blog hop and giveaways. We are celebrating the launch of Citrus Twist Kit's Design Girl, Jen Boumis's, Life Bits stencils. It all started with Jen's wonderful, handwritten style (that you Pocket Lifer's got to enjoy with our exclusively designed PL stamps this summer) teaming with The Crafter's Workshop owner Jaime Echt to create fabulous and fun 3 x 4 stencils for TCW.

Here are some of the results of that TCW/Jen Boumis partnership.

The blog hop begins on September 9th, and continues on Mondays and Wednesdays in September through the 23rd. Some of our Pocket Life Design Girls--Jen Boumis, April Joy Hill and WaiSam Ho--are joining with The Crafter's Workshop Design Team members--[Ronda Palazzari and Julie Fei-Fan Balzer]--to share how they are using these wonderful little Life Bits stencils, perfect for life's little projects. Each day of the blog hop--September 9th, September 11thSeptember 16th,  September 18th and 23rd--when you leave a comment or love for the participating designers on their individual blogs and end your hop by leaving a comment here on the Citrus Twist Kits blog you'll be entered into a drawing for a free Life Bits stencil. 
WaiSam Ho  —> I am here
April Joy Hill —> Visit April's blog next!

We'll draw a name from all the people who leave a comment on the Citrus Twist Kits blog each day of the hop and will give away one stencil each day of the hop.

On today's blog hop we are featuring the creative ways the design team members used of 'The Good Life' Stencil. 

Here's my take:
1) I love love using the Life Bits stencils with molding paste. Love the texture and love how subtle it looks tone-on-tone on the card. For this particular card, I was brave enough to use the stencil with molding paste on my photo. P.S. if you read the journalling below, 'botak' means bald in Malay language.


2) I use Uniball Signo Broad White to draw with the stencil. It didn't show up much on the light color patterned paper, so I use sewing machine to stitch around the border and added some black distress marker on the phrase. When using white gel pen to trace, you gotta go slow else it wouldn't look nice.


3) I misted with Mister Huey but decided I only want to keep the phrase so I trimmed it down to a little banner and stitched it on the card.


Thank you for stopping by for the hop. Be sure to leave your comments (or some love) below for your chance to win one of the new The Crafter's Workshop Life Bits stencils. And can't wait to see what you come up with the stencils.



  1. love love love these stencils! great use!

  2. I really like how you stitched around the stencil and used the paste for the words.

  3. I love the idea to use the template as a photo mat, thanks for the inspiration.

  4. Love the various ways you used the stencil! Fantastic work!

  5. Love that you used modeling paste on your photo! Can't wait to try it!

  6. Gorgeous, love how you used the stencil...♥

  7. I like how you broke up the stencil and used it separately!

  8. Very cute pictures and use of the stencils!


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